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Health Insurance Portability Act Information

Author: Sam O'Connor

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, frequently known as HIPAA, require the discretion of personal secured health information. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office for Civil Rights, enforces HIPAA set of laws and conditions.
Believe it or not, HIPAA ceases to allow an individual to file a suit for violations. Because of this, somebody who feels strongly a HIPAA violation has ensued must manufacture a claim with HHS, who then investigates. The grievance must be filed within 180 days of when the person knew or should have known of the breach.
Help regarding filing a complaint can be found at HHS site.
Phoenix Cardiac Surgery, P.C. recently agreed to disclose $100,000 for claims made by HHS related to a HIPAA breach. A claim was made saying that that the medical firm placed patient schedules on an Internet site that was accessible by the public. The agreement also requires the group submit a proposal to remedy the problem as well as show that all employees took required training. More information on Malpractice attorneys

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